Political science student makes art seeking inner peace

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Dana Hoppe, a 22-year-old political science student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, comes from an artistic family.

His dad, Fred Hoppe has had a successful career in the sculpting industry. He made Archie, the mammoth in front of Morrill Hall, the Husker Legacy and Tom Osborne with Brook Berringer statues in front of Memorial Stadium.

Dana said he hopes to incorporate what he does in his future career with art.

“I would like to have my own studio space where I can do sculptures, paintings and other creative projects like digital art,” Dana said.

When Dana sketches, he regularly uses the reference book, “Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing from Life.” He said it helps him formulate proportions and details of the anatomy of the human body. He refers to this book often as he takes the audience through the multi-step sketch of a historic greek man.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln student majoring in Journalism and Advertising & Public Relations.